Luxury Watches – 2021 U.S. Solheim Cup Standings: The Race to Make Team USA
The Solheim Cup, the LPGA’s biennial Ryder Cup-style matches – pitting America against Europe, will be contested this year at the acclaimed Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Team USA’s selection process was somewhat altered due to the COVID-19 interruption, so instead of eight players qualifying by points, only seven will make the team via points. This will give U.S. Captain Patty Hurst an extra pick (three instead of two).
“The Solheim Cup Committee felt that providing the USA captain with an additional pick was appropriate given the change in playing opportunities in 2020 and 2021,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA’s Chief Tour Operations Officer. “The Committee continually monitors all points standings and rankings to ensure the fairest possible method of selecting Team USA.”
Two players will still be able to qualify through the Rolex Rankings (the top two who have not already qualified through points).
To recap: Team USA will be comprised of 12 players – Seven (7) off the points list; two (2) through Rolex Rankings (not already qualified through points); and three (3) captain’s picks.
Europe’s 12-women team will be comprised of two (2) players off the Ladies European Tour points list, four (4) from the Rolex Rankings, and six (6) captain’s picks.
As of now, the seven Americans qualifying off points are Danielle Kang, Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson, Austin Ernst, Jessica Korda, Stacy Lewis, and Ally Ewing.
The two Rolex Rankings qualifiers would be Jennifer Kupcho and Amy Olson, who finished runner-up at the Kia Classic.
Both teams will be finalized following the AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 19-22, 2021).
2021 U.S. Solheim Cup Standings
This post will be updated every Tuesday by noon (EST), leading up to the unveiling of the Team USA.
U.S. Solheim Cup: Points Race
1. Danielle Kang (333.50)
2. Nelly Korda (285.50)
3. Lexi Thompson (193.00)
4. Austin Ernst (182.50)
5. Jessica Korda (177.00)
6. Stacy Lewis (13850)
7. Ally Ewing (132.50)
8. Angela Stanford (131.50)
9. Amy Olson (129.00)
10. Brittany Altomare (121.00)
Top seven (7) qualify for Team USA
U.S. Solheim Cup: Rolex Race
1. Jennifer Kupcho (4.18)
2. Amy Olson (3.23)
3. Lizette Salas (2.66)
4. Marina Alex (2.55)
5. Yealimi Noh (2.40)
6. Brittany Altomare (2.39)
7. Megan Khang (2.33)
8. Angela Stanford (2.17)
Top two (2) qualify for Team USA
U.S. Solheim Cup: Potential Captain’s Picks
Rank-Player (Pts Standing, Rolex Standing)
1. Angela Stanford (8, 8)
2. Brittany Altomare (10, 6)
3. Marina Alex (12, 4)
4. Megan Khang (11, 7)
5. Yealimi Noh (22, 5)
Team USA Captain Patty Hurst gets three (3) picks.